Routes into Glyndebourne: Trainee Lighting Technician

April – August 2018

As part of our Routes into Glyndebourne programme, we are offering an exciting opportunity for a trainee to join our Lighting Department. You will have the opportunity to learn and develop in whilst providing technical support to the Glyndebourne Lighting Department in order to ensure the provision of high quality lighting services during our 2018 Festival.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Preparation, storing and operating all lighting, A/V and sound equipment, and repairing and maintaining equipment as required, including followspotting
  • Assist in ensuring all rehearsal, show changeovers and performances are executed smoothly and to time
  • General rigging, focussing, setting up and running shows
  • Prepare show notes, running notes, cue sheets, print-outs and archival documentation as appropriate
  • Assist other Departments in any related activities and productions
  • Assist in any pre-production work

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

You must have at least 2 of the following:

  • Minimum 2 years’ theatrical lighting experience (educational or professional)
  • An awareness of large-scale, repertoire theatre
  • Basic understanding of Eos family of consoles, data networking and a basic knowledge of moving lights is desirable but not essential
  • Basic understanding of electricity (including LV) and electrical safety
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Google packages – Excel, Word etc

Ideal Candidate must display

  • A willingness to learn and must be highly self motivated
  • An ability to use their initiative; to work as part of a team or alone
  • A willingness to safely work at height as required
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • Diplomacy and professionalism at all times
  • A willingness to work long and anti-social hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Maintain good working relationships with other departments within the company

Hours of Work & Rates of Pay

This is a full time position of 40 hours per week with the possibility of earning overtime during the season. You will also need to have the flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required.

We can offer a rate of pay of £7.83 per hour. You will also be entitled to 5.6 weeks (pro rata) holiday per year including public holidays.

We have excellent on site catering facilities, offer a beautiful working environment & the opportunity to see world class opera.

How to Apply

Please apply by firstly clicking here to complete our online monitoring form and then download and complete the Routes Application form and follow the directions for submission.

The closing date for applications is 28 February 2018.

We are an equal opportunities employer